Wednesday, December 19, 2007

J.K. Rowling podcast

If you're a Harry Potter fan (and let's face it, if you're reading this blog, you probably are)... I highly recommend checking out the Leaky Cauldron's fabulous podcast with special guest J.K. Rowling. (And no, you don't need an Ipod to listen to it.)

As if the guest star wasn't enough, the show (and particularly the intro) is very, very funny. And J.K. Rowling discusses a number of burning issues, such as:

How Dumbledore's feelings about Grindelwald are relevant to the plot.

What "in essence divided" means in the 5th book when Dumbledore sees two divided snakes in the strange instrument in his office.

Why Harry experiences pain in his scar.

Why the Sorting Hat almost sorted Harry into Slytherin (I guessed correctly on this one!)

What James and Lily (and Neville's parents) did to thrice defy Voldemort.

J.K Rowling's opinions about Neville.

The confusing timing in the first chapter of Book One. If Hagrid rescued Harry from his parents house right after it was destroyed... then why did it take him 24 hours before he appeared at the Dursley's house? Jo talks about this a bit more and gives a very honest answer to the conundrum.

Did Ron, Harry and Hermione finish school?

Stay tuned for part two!

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